• Advocacy. Education. Networking.

    The Black Business Association (BBA) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1974 as the American Black Merchants Association.

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    Our impact in the community would not be as effective without the help of our Partners in Progress. We work together to for your success!

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    There’s no better time than now to become a member of the Black Business Association of Memphis! Your investment affords us the opportunity to provide services and resources to help advance your business! Your membership in the BBA will be as valuable as you desire.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bust a Move Monday: March 2, 2015

Join The New Olivet Baptist Church and all of our Memphis B-A-M-M! supporters as we celebrate the Good Food, Good Fun, and Good Feelings at McKinley's Restaurant, on the corner of Kirby Parkway and Knight Arnold, in the Kirby Plaza Shopping Center. Come out for our March Bust-A-Move-Monday! (B-A-M-M!), from 11am to 7pm. The owners, Kennedy and Kim Wallace want you to know food is their passion and they can't wait to see you and your friends and family enjoying the comfortable atmosphere of McKinley's Restaurant. Carry Out orders also welcome! 

See their GREAT menu at www.mckinleysnmore.com 

Bust a Move Monday (B.A.M.M.) is the vision of Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum, Jr., Pastor of The New Olivet Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. The wildly successful Bust-A-Move-Monday® or B-A-M-M!® ministry selects a Black-owned business in the Memphis area, on the first Monday of each month, and directs patrons to place their dollars in that business, for that day.

BAMM empowers the business and customers to have a direct financial impact, creating wealth and building wealth in the Black community. The Black Business Association of Memphis is a proud partner and supporter of this initiative.

To receive more information on Bust a Move Monday or inquire about how you can become a BAMM recipient, please contact Ms. Denise Lofton at (901) 454-7777 or email here at drdee4bamm@gmail.com 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Save the Date: BBA March Lunch & Learn

The “BBA Lunch & Learn Series” is designed to equip you with the information you need to make informed decisions when it comes to operating your business. On March 19th, we will welcome representatives with the Small Business Administration. They will be speaking on the topic of Understanding the SBA Loan Process. This will take place at the Renaissance Business Center located at 555 Beale Street from 11:30am until 1pm. Lunch will be provided and admission is FREE! The BBA Lunch & Learns are a great networking opportunity. Make sure you join us!

StartCo is Accepting Applications for Summer 2015

Startco is recruiting tech startups for their Summer 2015 Accelerators: Seed Hatchery for B2B Startups, Upstart for Women-Led Startups & Sky High for Social Impact Startups. Applications period closes on March 1. Program Dates are May 4th - August 13th. If you are interested in participating or know someone who might be, get more information HERE!

Upcoming Contractors Assistance Program Bid Opportunities

The City of Memphis Contractors Assistance Program presents upcoming pre-bid opportunities for anyone interested in taking a part in any of the pre-bid conferences listed below. Information regarding project, meeting times, locations, trades and closing dates are also listed. For more information regarding these and other bid opportunities, please contact Trena Jackson at (901) 526-9300.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The 2015 Benny Awards Luncheon

The Black Business Association of Memphis is proud to announce the 2015 Benny Awards Luncheon, Friday May 1stfrom 11:30am until 1:00pm at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis located at 3700 Central Avenue. This year’s luncheon features Keynote Speaker Ms. Susan L. Taylor, Founder & CEO of National CARES Mentoring Movement & Editor Emerita of Essence Magazine.

Under her guidance, Essence Magazine’s readership soared to eight million in the U.S., the Caribbean, Canada, the U.K. and English-speaking African nations, and the Essence brand expanded into book publishing, broadcasting, eyewear, hosiery and its own fashion catalogue.

Among the Benny Award nominees, BBA will also honor Mr. Clifford Stockton, Senior Advisor, Logistics & Public Policy with the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce where he has served for over 44 years.